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Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Chester Select Board will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from May 21, 2015 Select Board Meeting, May 27, 2015 Special Select Board Meeting and May 28, 2015 Special Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business […]

Chester police respond to assault report, find nothing

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester Police responded to a report of an assault in progress in the Depot Street area last night around 10 p.m. According to Chief Richard Cloud, speaking with the Telegraph this morning, the report was received by dispatchers who remained on the line with the caller. Treating […]

Chester Select Board special meeting for May 28, 2015

The Chester Select Board has canceled the special meeting that was to have been held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 27 and rescheduled it for 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 28. The meeting is to sign the warning for a vote to ratify the water project bond vote of May 19, 2015. The ratification vote […]

Lawrence Hill Road in Weston closed Thursday for bridge work

The Weston Select Board is announcing that on from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, the bridge over the West River on Lawrence Hill Road (right by Town Hall) will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Any residents who must cross the bridge to get to their homes will have to […]

West River Farmers Market kicks off season in Londonderry

West River Farmers Market kicks off season in Londonderry

The West River Farmers Market, at the flashing light at Route 11 and 100 in Londonderry, kicked off its 2015 season under bright but chilly skies. That didn’t dampen the spirits of the 40 or so vendors and their eager customers who all seemed pleased to be back after a long cold winter. Farmers offered […]

VTel responds to Big Pole controversy in Chester; Andover-Chester MOUs still in play

VTel responds to Big Pole controversy in Chester; Andover-Chester MOUs still in play

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Following two executive sessions to discuss legal issues with town attorney Jim Carroll, the Chester Select Board reconvened its public session after almost a 90 minutes on Thursday, May 21. After the first executive session, the board authorized Town Manager David Pisha to sign an amendment to […]

Chester Development Review Board meeting for Monday, June 1, 2015

The Chester Development Review Board will next meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1 following a 5:15 p.m. site visit to Artisans Marketplace, 7 Pineview Drive at VT Rt. 103 South. The DRB meeting will be held at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from last meeting. Conditional […]

Reconstruction begins on 300-foot wall in Weston

Reconstruction begins on 300-foot wall in Weston

By Mallory Hopkins © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a 300-footlong replacement wall on Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. The original wall has stood below the Community Church since the 1800s, when it was built using rocks found in fields and rivers. But the wall has become unstable, with stones falling into the […]

Downtown and Village Center tax credits available

Downtown and Village Center tax credits available

One of the primary benefits that comes from a municipality applying with the State of Vermont to designate an area as a Downtown or as a Village Center is the Downtown and Village Center tax credit program. The tax credit program was designed to support revitalization in community centers across the state. In 2015, $2,200,000 […]

Grafton ponders speed limit change on Route 121; unhappy with notifications from wind developer

Grafton ponders speed limit change on Route 121; unhappy with notifications from wind developer

By Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing Although the weather was sunny and mild, a dozen residents and all five members of the Grafton Select Board were in attendance at the Monday, May 18 meeting, where discussion continued on topics from past sessions including a proposed wind project and the sale of the old town […]

MOVE-&-Groove yoga

Upcoming events: Learn Italian; a month of yoga for kids and parents; River Singers concert in Grafton; libraries host events from financial understanding, book talks, art exhibits and health workshops

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Classes June 3: Beginning, Intermediate Italian lessons begin A Beginning Italian class will run for six weeks on Wednesdays at Misty Valley Books, 7 – 8:30 […]

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Wilder Library seeks book donations for fund-raiser; Kids’ Cakes for Mom raises dough for Vermont Race for the Cure

Wilder Memorial Library at 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston is collecting used hardcover or paperback books, either for children or adults, for their Annual Book Sale fundraiser. They are also looking for DVDs and books on CD in good, working condition. They will not accept smelly, mildewed books, textbooks or encyclopedias. Donations will be […]

Peach melba lace cookie sandwiches a yummy gluten-free alternative

Peach melba lace cookie sandwiches a yummy gluten-free alternative

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Boy oh boy. When you make a crunchy sandwich out of peaches and raspberries, you will be ready to make them again the next day. You’ll adore not only the healthy aspect of these simply made “florentines,” but you’ll love the perfect blend of flavors. You can substitute all-purpose flour with […]

Whiting Library offering passes to historic sites

The Whiting Library is once again offering free or discounted passes to Vermont historical sites, Vermont day parks and regional museums. This includes eight Vermont state historical sites: Bennington Battle Monument, Chimney Point in Addison, Hubbardton Battlefield, Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford, Mount Independence in Orwell, Old Constitution House in Windsor, the home of President […]

Weston Playhouse offers discount tickets to Vermonters

Weston Playhouse offers discount tickets to Vermonters

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company kicks off its 79th season with a family-friendly performance schedule and discounts for Vermonters. “There’s something for everyone on our stages this year,” says Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler, “and with our ability to offer major local discounts, we hope that our neighbors from throughout the state will come make […]

Londonderry to host community meeting on suspicious fires

In response to public concerns regarding suspicious fires in and around South Londonderry, state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has scheduled a community meeting at the Londonderry Town Hall in South Londonderry, at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8. Capt. J.P. Sinclair, head of the State Police Criminal Investigation Unit, Det. Lt. Daniel Trudeau, head of […]

Chester Special Select Board meeting for May 27, 2015

The Chester Select Board has scheduled a special meeting for 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 to sign the warning for a vote to ratify the water project bond vote of May 19, 2015. The ratification vote is a result of the Town of Chester’s failure to publish the official warning of the May 19 vote […]

Chester Police Log for March 11 through April 26, 2015

Chester Police Log for March 11 through April 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Wednesday, March 11, 9:30 p.m. A Reservoir Road resident reported that his mailbox had been shot with a gun. The responding officer found no […]

In weak voter turnout, Chester water project passes by 26 votes

In weak voter turnout, Chester water project passes by 26 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing By a margin of 112 to 86, Chester voters on Tuesday authorized the town to borrow slightly more than $4 million to upgrade the town water system, adding a second storage tank and replacing a large stretch of asbestos/concrete water main along Route 103 from the Sunoco station […]

GMUHS board OKs limited school choice, restraint and seclusion policy

GMUHS board OKs limited school choice, restraint and seclusion policy

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing At its regular monthly meeting, the Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors adopted limited school choice for seventh and eighth graders, as well as a restraint and seclusion policy for disruptive students and heard a presentation on the proposed town water project from town government officials. […]

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